Friday, May 1, 2020

Oceans of Love -- for Dies R Us Challenge Blog

It's the first of the month, so there's a new challenge starting today on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. For the next 2 weeks, the theme is "Seas the Day" (water themed).  We'd love to see any project with a water or beach theme, made with a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store

I haven't done any paper piecing in awhile, so I thought it was time for bit on today's Seas the Day themed card:

I started with the lighthouse die from Die-versions.  I cut it out twice.  Once in the grey buffalo plaid paper from We Are 3 Digital Shop, and one in the Blue Pastel Burlap paper, also from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The sun is from a Spellbinders set, but just about any sun die would work, including this set from Impression Obsession. The seagulls are in a Lighthouse set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. They, and the torn paper "sand" were made with the same paper as the light house.  It is part of the Plaids Stripes Neutrals collection at We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The sentiment, also from We Are 3 is one of the Mermaid Wishes sentiments, and it's printed on Pastel Burlap paper in orange, and cut out with a Nellie's multi frame die that I purchased as part of a European Die weekend sale.

There are other great project from the Dies R Us Challenge team that I hope you take time to study and enjoy, and I hope they inspire you to create a water-themed project of your own. One $10 gift certificate will be awarded and 3 designer choice awards. 

.Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts 

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiments-- Masculine + a sentiment
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Through the Purple Haze -- ATG


  1. Well aren't you clever ... what a fabulous scene you have created! Great job my friend!

  2. This is so cute. Love the buffalo plaid paper you used.

  3. Such a wonderful scene!! Love that bright sun and lovely papers you used!! Perfect sentiment, too!!

  4. This is so cute Julie! How fun that you used all those patterned papers together so perfectly to create such a warm ocean scene.

  5. Fabulously created scene with all those pretty papers, so calm and smoothing!!

  6. Love your nautical scene... awesome card!

  7. Julie, I adore how you combined all those die cuts. What a fantastic card design with all the paper piecing! Now, time for one of my DT hast - Thanks ever so much for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  8. Love the paper you used on the sun, really special! Great ocean scene!

  9. What an awesome way to bring dimension to your scene by using patterned paper on your die cuts! Love it!! Great inspiration!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Stay safe and well.
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations